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Joshua Norman Carter
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Birth: Jun. 10, 1988
Orange County
North Carolina, USA
Death: Jun. 10, 2007
Cleveland County
North Carolina, USA

Joshua Norman Carter
June 10, 1988-June 10, 2007
LAWNDALE Mr. Joshua Norman Carter, 19, died Sunday, June 10, 2007.
Born in Orange County, he was a son of Kenneth Carter of Lawndale and the late Pam Eaves. He was a 2007 graduate of Burns High School and a member of Lawndale First Baptist Church.
In addition to his father, he is survived by his great-grandmother, Mabel Hector; a brother, Kenneth Eaves Carter, and sister, Sunshine Eaves, of Lawndale; nephew, Quran Eaves; niece, Jasmine Eaves; uncle, Sherwood Baccus; and aunts, Barbara Eaves and Penny Withrow.
Funeral: Thursday at 1 p.m., Lawndale First Baptist Church
Visitation: The family will receive friends at the church 30 minutes before the service.
Burial: Lawndale First Baptist Cemetery
Officiated by: The Rev. Billy House
Funeral home: Dockery's Funeral Home, Shelby

Joshua Carter
Died June 10, 2007
LAWNDALE Mr. Joshua Carter, 19, of 154 Potato House Road, died Sunday, June 10, 2007.
Visitation: The family will receive friends Thursday from noon to 1 p.m. at Lawndale First Baptist Church.
Funeral: Thursday at 1 p.m. at Lawndale First Baptist Church
Burial: Lawndale First Baptist Church Cemetery
Officiated by: The Rev. Billy Houze
Funeral home: Dockery's Funeral Home

Burns High grad shot on his 19th birthday
Family: He was beating the odds
Graham Cawthon
June 11, 2007 - 7:07PM
Joshua Carter SHELBY Wearing a flower-print dress, Thea Eaves sat in her carport Monday afternoon and glanced down at the folded newspaper on her lap, her cousin's face looking back up at her from the front page.

Rumors have swirled around why Joshua Eaves Carter was shot and killed on his 19th birthday Sunday, just two days after graduating from Burns High. And while a suspect has been arrested, the reason behind the late-night shooting in the middle of a crowded party still is not known.

"They were friends," Ms. Eaves said of Joshua and the suspected shooter, Tavius Clark, 23. "But Josh was friends with somebody (Clark) didn't like."

At the time of the shooting, Clark was out on bond awaiting trial after he was arrested in May 2006 on drug and concealed weapons charges, according to Lt. Joel Shores of the Cleveland County Sheriff's Office.

"I'm kind of hurting right now," said Dorothy Clark, the suspect's mother. "I'm hurting not only for my son but the other boy too."

Ms. Eaves said Joshua was doing well in life despite challenges. Joshua was adopted by his grandparents after his mother was shot and killed about 10 years ago. He was a regular at First Baptist Church of Lawndale, stayed away from drugs and had succeeded in school as his friends dropped out. Ms. Eaves said he had told his family he couldn't wait to graduate and get out of Lawndale.

He was beating the odds.
"He did for a second," she said. "Then he became a statistic."
"He had goals and positive plans," said Penny Baccus, Joshua's aunt.

Mrs. Baccus said her nephew was looking into attending community college and perhaps entering the military. And while he had once struggled with grades, he was able to turn his life around and make the honor roll.

Ms. Eaves had hoped to see Joshua graduate Friday night, an achievement the entire family was proud of, but she couldn't take time off of work. Tears rolled down her face as she remembered visiting the hospital Sunday morning, after the shooting, and realizing it was Joshua's birthday.

"He was my buddy," she said.
Lawndale First Baptist Church Cemetery
Cleveland County
North Carolina, USA
Created by: Anita & Bob Johnson~Alwa...
Record added: Jun 12, 2007
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